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♪ injuries and chaos in san francisco's bayview this morning. an out of control car slams into people at a bus shelter. >> five people have been hurt, several critically possibly four people. and some of the people at the shelter were simply seeking relief from the heat this morning. not all of them were waiting for the bus. but you can see there are many, many ambulances there getting injured people out of the way. take them to the hospital. >> and we understand that the woman who was driving the vehicle hold our don sanchez who's at the scene that she was driving an s.u.v. and that apparently it lost power and she
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was going downhill. it seemed to accelerate and she tried to steer it but because she didn't have any power, was unable to do so. >> our don sanchez is live at the scene. we'll go to him later on in this newscast to get more information what's happening there. in the meantime, some of those people were there in the bus shelter to get away, get a little shade relief from the heat. >> it's early but already another day of scorching temperatures and this is another spare the air day. >> parts of the bay area are expected to break records and people were surfing on the beach. >> hottest day of the year. good morning to you. temperatures will fall in this area in particular. you see the orange areas, that's where the heat advisory's in effect starting at noon through 8:00, the hottest parts of the day. mid-90s at the bay shore to 106 inland.
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perfect situation for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. moving into the east bay valleys. that's where those that are most susceptible to high concentrations of ozone and lower parts of the atmosphere needed to stay inside the elderly, young and those with respiratory problems. check where the stars are next to the temperatures. those are all the areas i'm forecasting a record high temperature from 91 san francisco, 93 oakland, san jose 101 and concord at 103. we'll talk about how long this heat will last. we could be 20 to 30 degrees cooler by the weekend. >> mike, thanks a lot. as those temperatures rise today, pg&e is asking everyone to reduce the amount of power they use. the utility is issuing an energy alert between the hours of 11 a.m. so starting now and 6 p.m.. every customer is asked to save electricity by turning off lights waiting to do laundry and taking the stairs instead of
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elevators. that will help free up electricity and assure the state's power grids can handle the increase in fan and air conditioner use. >> oakland police are calling for help in dealing with the city's big gang problem and they are getting it at a large summit on gangs right now. two shootings last night bring the number of people killed to 54 so far this year compared to 63 murders at this time last year. cecilia joins us with more. >> cheryl, to solve this crime problem here it's going to take a number of different agencies from around the country even coming together sitting at the table. that's the general consensus right here at this crime summit. it started this morning. what the solutions may -- what solutions may come from this we very well may never know. the media were allowed to sit in the first hour and then we were asked to leave because oakland said they had sensitive information to discuss about gangs in this city. >> today i put out a human cry;
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that we need help. we need assistance and we can't do it alone. >> that's from oakland's police chief. it was met with an overwhelming response. representatives from the f.b.i. the department of justice, even the secret service showed up for this two-day summit how to stop gang crime on oakland streets. >> in a modern contemporary city there is no excuse for the amount of lives lost in this city. >> lives that continue to be lost, including a pair of shootings last night that left two men dead. the first around 9 p.m. in downtown oakland. the second in west oakland an hour later. the u.s. attorney says the problem runs deep. >> we have communities that are plagued with drugs and violence. we have young people who drop out of school who have no education, who don't have jobs and can't find jobs. sometimes those people turn to a life of crime which is what gives us all something do.
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>> oakland police are now looking to salinas as a model. gang murders there have dropped after police turned to state and federal agencies for help. but those working with oakland's youth a this city's gang problem isn't easy to spot. many young people identify as gang members by police don't identify with a gang. it's more about turf and neighborhood clicks. >> our youngsters don't know they're gangs and proven in the court of law, especially our african american youth. >> the chief says it's that complex makeup of the gang here in oakland makes it difficult to know exactly how many there are. oakland police don't know how many gang members may be living in this city but for some perspective on the scope of this problem, the alameda county sheriff said authorities believe that an unincorporated alameda county alone there may be gang affiliations for every one in 100 residents here. live in oakland cecilia vega, abc 7 news. >> all right, cecilia, thank
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you. a new school begins in the city of richmond today with new rules. students who cut class and their parents may find themselves in court or in counseling. terry mcsweeney is live at kennedy high school with a tough new day time curfew. terry? >> yeah. there's a whole new way of dealing with truancy here in the city of richmond. and after a couple weeks' grace period if parents don't get on board this kept the kids in school program, they could be fined up to $500. for seniors cynthia a new year of school with a new rule. students in richmond cannot be off campus until a half hour after school ends but they could be cited and taken to a counseling center and parents notified. >> kind of unfair because, you know, some kids try their best and live farther away or the bus isn't running right. i think they should at least give some sort of lienensy but not too much. >> her mother has no problem with the policy or the possible
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$500 fine for parents whose children are repeat offenders. >> keep the kids in line. the parents will be more strict on the kids now. >> you don't seem worried about it. it's not gonna bother you. >> no. i got a good kid here. >> kids will be dropped off so their problems can be identified and assistance arranged. the parent will be notified and brought into the process. councilman jim rogers told me this morning the current system is broken, the truancy rate is staggering. something had to be done. from a police perspective it will save officers time because they will no longer have to wait at the police station while a parent is located. and it will reduce crime. >> getting them off the streets and they're not able to commit crimes we're actually lowering some of our other criminal acts and officers responses to those burglaries and stuff like that. >> not everyone is completely comfortable with this new policy. some are concerned about racial
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profiling. rogers say he is 100% positive richmond police will base the citations on people's actions, not on their skin color. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> thanks a lot. california education officials are disappointed this morning after again losing out on a share of $4 billion the federal government is awarding for school reform. jack o'connell issued a statement: we remain fully committed to seek the strategies and resources demanded to accelerate our efforts to close the achievement gap among different groups of students by recreating recreating fundamental reform. >> to take you back to our top story. an out of control vehicle slamming into people at a bus shelter in san francisco. five people were hit, seven hurt
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critically. don sanchez is there now. >> you say five have been injured. four actually have life-threatening injuries and have been taken to various hospitals. it happened at san bruno and arleta at bay shore. taking away victims. after that car, according to investigators, shut down and the driver virtually had no control. she slammed into a group of people waiting for a bus. it was so hot, of course, today they were in the shade of the apartment building, not in the bus shelter. the san francisco fire department tells us what happened as the woman was driving down the hill. >> her vehicle lost power. she lost the ability to brake, steer the vehicle. and as the vehicle was coming down the hill it gained speed and it veered across the street into a group of people waiting for a bus. at the bus stop. we have five injuries as a
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result of this accident. four people were transported with life-threatening injuries. one person was transported with non-life-threatening injuries. >> the woman is still here. that is the driver, still been here. we saw her. she is quite distraught, very upset about what happened. investigators are still at the scene. there are a lot of investigators here and this happened about ten minutes to 10:00. it's a long investigation. buses had backed up for a while there. they've been let through but now they're being rerouted off san bruno until the area is cleared and the vehicle involved is still sitting there right up against what was the bus stop. live in san francisco don sanchez, abc 7 news. >> thank you for that update. we appreciate it very much. >> still ahead, one of the most popular sandwich shops in the bay area closes its doors for good in just a few hours. >> but first the top republican in the house is giving president obama some very unwelcome advice on what do about the economy.
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extension of the bush tax cuts which he believes can help get businesses hiring again. >> right now america's employers were brave to invest in an economy that's slowed by stimulus spending and ham strung by uncertainty and the prospect of higher taxes stricter rules, more regulations has employers sitting on their hands. >> the administration fired back at boehner claiming he wants to return to the policies that created the worst economic downturn since the great depression. >> there are millions upon millions of americans who saw their savings that i paychecks shrink lost their jobs their homes. mr. boehner is nostalgic for those good ole days, but the american people are not. >> and another bleak economic report today. the national association of realtors says sales of previously owned homes in july fell more than 27% to the lowest level in 15 years.
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the housing market has struggled since tax credits expired on april 30th. >> the u.s. department of employee shirley sharod said she will not being taking the new position with the department. she resigned under pressure last month after a conservative blogger posted on the internet an edited version of a speech she gave. she is not ready to accept his offer to return. >> i think i can be helpful to him and the department if i just take a little break and look at how i can be more helpful in the future. >> she was offered a job in the office of advocacy and outreach for work in the civil rights area. she did agree to work with the agency as a consultant. >> we're going to check in with mike yet. any triple digits yet?
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>> not yet. but it will be probably around 1:00 and 2:00. show you waus going on. look at the beautiful bay water. the color mirroring the sky. the pollution in the air. another spare the air day. how that probably ends tomorrow in most areas and how the heat ends in some areas tomorrow too. >> mike, thank you. also we're live with the latest on an attempt right now to complete a marathon swim that is so
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>> this is a glamour sport where image is everything. >> the 44-year-old experienced marathon swimmer poked fun at his swim suit and lanolin lathered body, a substance expected to give him protection to frigid 55 degree water and jelly fish stings. we know he's running into them again. one tweet reads jellies gothicer and he's in good spirits looking strong those his face is swelling from the jelly stings. >> i'm a little nervous as the family, that's my job from the shore. >> family friends and crews are supporting chase from shore and on the water. he attempted it last august but ended after enduring hours of stinging jellies. >> i'm not allergic but if you get stung, the toxin effects liability to stay warm. >> it's critical since he's following english channel swim rules which mean no wet suit. >> this is an intimate connection to the ocean being in that for this long is
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something that's really personal to me. >> ocean swimming definitely runs in the family. august 1967 chase's father-in-law successfully swam from the fairlawn island to belinas. he's carrying on the legacy of ocean advocacy. >> no matter east coast or midwest, we're connected to this ocean. >> the waters and what it does and how it touches your life. >> chase is projected to finish his swim in monterey between two and 5 p.m.. the latest tweet says he's gone 15 miles. that's more than halfway through. the water is kind of choppy. that's helped put the jelly fish down deeper. instead he's been swimming by dolphins, even a blue whale. if you'd like to follow his journey on twitter, we've linked it on abc7news.com. find it on "see it on tv." theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> all right, theresa. thanks very much. a great day for a swim. >> still cold in the water
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but -- >> cold when he gets out no.. it's going to be in the 90s by the time he gets to santa cruz. show you what is going on. as we look northbound from downtown san francisco, specifically sutro tower, you can see a lot of sunshine across the marin headlands and haze is starting to form. take a look at temperatures. 70s. half moon bay 73. oakland 78 and 79. everybody else in the 80s until livermore, already at 90. around the monterey bay 84 santa cruz. monterey 86. low 90s around watsonville and gilroy. these temperatures, you bet they're running warmer than yesterday from 2 degrees in sunnyvale to about 9 in napa or san francisco and oakland. highs today, they're gonna be records in a lot of areas and the poor air quality, of course. guess what comes in second. not as hot tomorrow and below average by friday. it will feel a lot like fall come this weekend. you thought last saturday was cool wait until you get a load
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of this weekend. we have poor air quality possibly around the bay, especially the east bay valleys and in the santa clara valleys the rest of us should be okay. as far as the heat, it will be greatest around bait shore and into our valleys where in the shade it's going to be the mid-90s to around 106. in the sunlight it will feel 10 to 15 degrees warmer than that. high pressure moving to the east but still got a good grip on us and that offshore flow bringing us all the heat compressing the atmosphere. trapping all the pollution. that's why we're going to have poor air quality in a few areas. that offshore breeze tends do that. mid to upper 90s in the south bay. every temperature a record which is san jose about 99. the peninsula, millbrae 93. mid to upper 90s for everybody else. mid-70s along the coast 80 daly city. 91 downtown san francisco a record high. look at san rafael 98. napa 100, santa rosa 101. those are record highs. upper 90s to low 100s in the north bay valleys.
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bodega 78. oakland 93 and hayward at 94. east bay valleys everybody at 100 with 103 in concord being a record. same thing for gilroy 102. possibly salinas at 90. santa cruz at about 93 degrees. heading to at&t park, warm at the beginning. temperatures around 83 to 83 first pitch dropping to 74 as we take on the reds once again. tonight a mild to warm night. cooling along the coast, 56 there. 58 santa rosa and santa cruz. low to mid-60s through the bay. upper 60s in the south bay with upper 60s to low 70s the east bay valleys. east bay valleys touch 100 again tomorrow. mid-70s thursday around the bay and low 80s inland by friday and look at those temperatures saturday and sunday. once that marine layer kicks in, it is going to be cool, 20 to 30 degrees cooler than today. >> mike thanks. >> the end of a popular sandwich
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